At Banks Methodist Primary School we strive to follow Jesus’ example and
learn together with resilience and faith.
Through living out our Christian Values we seek to equip our pupils with the resilience to be independent, inquisitive individuals with a love for learning across all areas of the curriculum so that they are able to reach their full potential and flourish to be the very best they can be for themselves, our community and for our wonderful world. We would like our children to appreciate and nurture our society and be the positive change of the future.
The school's Standard Number for admission into the Reception age group is 10.
Application for admission is done online through Lancashire County Council but if you have any questions or need help applying our Business Support Officer, Miss. Harrison, will happily help you.
A child starts school on September 1st in the academic year of his or her fifth birthday. Unless the year group is oversubscribed you will be informed by Lancashire County Council if you have been offered a place on or before April 17th and you are expected to accept the offer as soon as possible. The LEA will deal with the allocation of places in the event of oversubscription and you will be informed of any reason for refusal and offered an alternative placement.
Prospective parents are very welcome to come and look around school at any time, we would welcome the opportunity to show you our school. If you would like a visit please book an appointment with the headteacher, Mr Draper, by telephoning the school office.
New parents will be invited to a meeting in school to meet the staff and 'Taster Afternoons and/or day' will take place in the second half of the Summer Term.
We have a number of events throughout the year in school and encourage you to bring your children along to these events to get to know the school and the staff before they start.
Please read the attached document for our full admissions information.
Lancashire County Council is the admissions authority for community and voluntary controlled schools.
The closing date for September 2024 reception class admissions is 15th January 2024.
Find out more details about the admission criteria and process in the following document:
Our Nursery class has places for children 2 years of age and older.
2 year old places are for the morning session (8:45-11:45am) or afternoon session (12:15-3:15pm). There is also an option for 2 year olds to stay all day.
Children 3 and above may stay for full days.
All children are eligible for childcare vouchers for 15 hours per week from the term after they are 3 years old. Some children could be eligible for 30 hours free childcare Your child may be eligible for vouchers from 2 years old if you are in receipt of certain benefits. If you would like any advice on how to access vouchers of check eligibility please speak to Miss Callander in the school office.
Sessions will run from 8:45am to 11:45am and from 12:15pm to 3:15pm.
We also have a before and after school club which can be paid for and booked separately for anyone who wants care outside of school hours.
Nursery class will work alongside school and will be term time only.
If you would like to look at the Nursery or book a place for your child please contact school to make an appointment to meet the headteacher on 01704 227323.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child into our Nursery.
Rates of pay for Nursery Sessions
For 2 year olds the 3 hour session, 8:45am-11:45am, is £15 and 12:15pm-3:15pm, is £15
For 3 year olds the 3 hour session, 8:45am-11:45am or 12:15pm-3:15pm, is £13.50 (£27 for 8:45am-3:15pm)
If a 3 year old stays for dinner you will need to provide them with a packed lunch or alternatively pay an additional £2 for a school dinner.
Before school club £2 per session 8am to 8:45am
After school club is £4.50 per session 3:15pm-4:30pm or £6.50 per session 3:15pm to 5.30pm